The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia: 1000-330 BCE
Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30-11:00am
The royal art and architecture of later Mesopotamia will be explored in terms of the social, political, and cultural context of the great empires of Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. The course provides an integrated picture of the arts of Mesopotamia and neighboring regions from 1000-330 BCE with an emphasis on the development of visual narrative, the use of art in the expression of authority and legitimacy, and artistic interconnections between cultures. Collections on campus or in the area will be incorporated whenever possible.
This course fulfills the following Major requirements: Geographical area (D) and Chronological period (I).